Connor Hastings

Born and raised in Dublin, Conor grew up in an extensive musical family, and was
exposed to a wide variety of music from a very early age. He studied the recorder
and trumpet at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, recorder until aged fourteen and
trumpet aged nineteen.

In 2011 Conor began his orchestral trumpet studies at the Royal Welsh College of
Music & Drama. It was whilst studying at RWCMD that he stumbled across the
world of Historical Performance. In his final years at the College he studied Cornetto part time with Jeremy West (His Majesty’s Sagbutts and Cornetts) and Gawain Glenton (The English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble), and has since been an active performer in the UK. From 2014-2016 he studied Cornetto at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Switzerland, under the tutelage of Bruce Dickey and Frithjof Smith.

Since completing his studies in Basel, Conor has performed all over Europe,
Scandinavia and The Americas with The English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble,
His Majesty’s Sagbutts and Cornetts, I Fagiolini, The Gabrieli Consort and Players,
The King’s Consort, Sestina, Concerto dell’Ombra-Ensemble Lamaraviglia,
Göteborg Baroque along with numerous freelance dates all over the world. Conor
is an active solo performer in Ireland and abroad, and has performed solo recitals
as part of The Music in Monkstown Festival, The Galway Early Music Festival and
RTE Lyric FM, Galway Cathedral Recital Series and Dún Laoghaire Organ Recital
Festival.

In 2017 Conor was delighted to accept the post of permanent Cornett player in The
English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble, alongside his former teacher, Gawain Glenton.